New - don't understand cholesterol score
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|Tue, 03-24-2009 - 3:21pm|
Hi. I just got the results of my cholesterol screening, but I don't really understand them. The nurse said it was elevated and told me the numbers, but I still am not sure what they mean. Bad cholesterol is very prevalent in my family. The nurse recommended diet and exercise and to check again in a year. I'm willing to do that, but I'd like to understand my score better. If anybody can enlighten me, I'd appreciate it. Or if you know of a website that explains it well, that would help too. Here are the numbers:
(I wrote the letters wrong for this one, so I don't know what it is): 75
Total score: 213
Now, to me those numbers don't total 213, so I don't get that part. I don't know if other information is helpful, but here it is: I just turned 29 and am in the exact middle of the normal BMI range (according to my friend's Wii Fit - don't know how accurate that is). I already do 1.5 hours of cardio/strength twice a week, but I can do more. And I don't eat terribly, but I can do better.
One main concern I'm having is that DH and I are planning to start TTC #2 this summer. Is there any reason we should wait? Do we need to make sure this is totally under control before going ahead?
Sorry this post is all over the place! I'm just trying to think through things. TIA for any insight you have!